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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Meals for Seniors and Other Updates from the COA

Thanks to the generosity of the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA Local #191), Shrewsbury Firefighters Association, and Council on Aging we are pleased to announce we are were able to donate Thanksgiving meals to many of our local seniors.

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: November 20, 2020

"R U Okay" Reassurance Program

What is R U Okay?

  • A free reassurance program - provided by the Council on Aging -  that establishes a prearranged time(s) for participants to receive a regular phone call inquiring about their welfare. This service is designed to enhance the quali...
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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Gifts for Seniors Update- November 20, 2020

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging would like to thank the Worcester County Sheriff's Office and Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging for their very generous donation to the Gifts for Seniors program. They donated many items on our wish list along ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Friends of Outreach for the Shrewsbury COA

Shrewsbury Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to form a non-profit, 501(c)3  Friends of Outreach organization that will help support the Shrewsbury Council on Aging Outreach initiatives. The organization would conduct service projects and fun...

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How to Apply for Certification as a Non-Profit Council on Aging Department
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Shrewsbury Home Heating Resource Booklet

The fifth edition of the Shrewsbury Home Heating Resource Booklet is here! This year's booklet is full of home heating safety and energy tips including information about fuel assistance programs, carbon monoxide awareness, cold weather and fire s...

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Read the Home Heating Resource Booklet here. Council on Aging Department
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Update from the Council on Aging - November 16, 2020

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging is excited to introduce our new Outreach Coordinator, Elisabeth Peterleitner!

A native of Shrewsbury, MA, Lis is a passionate Social Service professional, earning her BS in Developmental Psychology from Worcester State Unive...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 30, 2020

FoodSource Hotline

Unfortunately, 2020 has been a very difficult year for seniors in Massachusetts. With COVID-19 sweeping through Massachusetts, seniors have had to contend with many challenges including the high risk of contracting this illness, increased food costs on a ...

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FoodSource Flyer Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Senior Days at RMV Continue Through November and December

Contact the RMV

Make or Cancel a Reservation at www.mass.gov/rmv or click here.

If you have any questions, email the RMV at MassDOTRMVSeniors@dot.state.ma or call 857-368-8005.

Other Ways to Renew Your License

If you are a AAA member, you may also ma...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Senior Tax Work Off Volunteer Position Available

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

Staff at the Shrewsbury Town Hall are still working hard to serve our community and are in need of volunteer assistance. The Council on Aging is looking for a senior volunteer to assist the Department of Public Works as part of our Tax Work Off Program. T...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 22, 2020

UMASS Study: Aging Together- Senior Children and Their Parents

Aging Together Flyer

The Aging Together Study at UMass Boston is looking for senior children (aged 65+) of parents (aged 90+) with dementia. We want to learn what their relationship with their parent is like, what challenges they may face, and what types of support they need....

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Aging Together Flyer Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Chromebook Available for Senior Use at Senior Center

The Council on Aging has recently acquired a Chromebook from Worcester State University to be used by seniors at the Senior Center. The Chromebook can be used for video chats with family and friends over Zoom or Skype, telehealth appointments, online rese...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Gifts for Seniors

Gifts for Seniors

The pandemic has changed how each one of us lives our lives- especially our seniors. With the coming seasons, many of us will soon be wrapped up getting ready for the holidays. The In It Together Volunteer Group wants to be sure our Shrewsbury Seniors are...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The cold days are coming.

Apply for home heating and energy assistance.

Known commonly as Fuel Assistance, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of winter heating bills.

What you need

Homeowne...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 1, 2020

COA Expanding Transportation Opportunities

The Council on Aging is expanding our transportation opportunities to include non-medical appointments and trips to stores. Call the Senior Center at 508-841-8640 to book a ride but please note that medical appointments and work trips still take ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 29, 2020

No Flu Shots at Senior Center

The Shrewsbury Senior Center is not offering flu shots this year. Please go to your local pharmacy of choice like CVS or Walgreens, or contact your primary care physician. 

Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 17, 2020

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program at the Senior Center

USDA Farmers to Families Logo

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Elder Services of Worcester (ESWA) are part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

The Senior Center has been fortunate to be included in this program. In the past few months we’ve donated many...

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USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program Website Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Intergenerational Engagement With Worcester State University and Central Mass Agency on Aging

Worcester State University, with the support of Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, is working to reduce social isolation among the elderly population during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The goal of this project is to engage with the elderly population in th...

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Additional Info... Council on Aging Department
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Shrewsbury Grab & Go Hot Meals

COA Grab and Go

STARTING JULY 7th

Available Monday - Friday

REQUIRED name, address and DOB

MUST call 48 hours before to reserve a meal - 508-841-8640

Donation of $2.50 is suggested

Click here to see the menu online or feel free to call the Senior Center

Pick-up BEHIND Shrewsbu...

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July 2020 Grab & Go Menu Council on Aging Department